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CMOHS.org - Private SMITH, GEORGE W., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SMITH, GEORGE W.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company M
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry
Born: Greenfield, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Place / Date: At Wichita River, Tex., 12 September 1874
 
 


SMITH, GEORGE W. Photo
 
Citation

While carrying dispatches was attacked by 125 hostile Indians, whom he and his comrades fought throughout the day. Pvt. Smith was mortally wounded during the engagement and died early the next day.